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Pierini Sandwiches

Pierini Sandwiches Harry’s Bar Venice, Italy

  • Author: Carrie Pacini
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x
  • Category: Sandwiches
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

Scale

Makes 12 each (rectangles)

Cheese Mixture:
2 1/2 cups Gruyere Cheese shredded at room temperature
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
23 tablespoons cream, to thin the cheese mixture
salt to your taste

Assemble:
12 slices white bread, crusts removed, cut into rectangles.
12 thin slices ham, cut into rectangles.
olive oil, for frying


Instructions

  • In a food processor mix cheese, egg yolk, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard until smooth, thinning with a bit of cream if it is too thick to spread.  Salt to your taste.
  • Spread the cheese mixture on both sides of the bread.
  • Add a slice of ham to one side of the bread and press the sandwiches together.
  • Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat with a little olive oil.
  • Grill the sandwiches until they are golden brown.
  • Repeat with the remaining sandwiches, adding more oil to the pan as needed.
  • Place on a platter and serve with a chilled Bellini!